“The churches and shrines of Loutro and Anopolis define their landscape, creating a very specific and complex network of buildings which, in turn, is a significant part of how local people define who they are.”
“In previous generations, there was a tendency to assume that everyone believed the same thing... it was sometimes more about conformism than about a personal relationship with God."
Bishop Paul McAleenan studied in St Patrick's College, Thurles. Prior to his episcopal ordination, he was a priest of the Diocese of Westminster for over 40 years.
"Many reflective Catholics are taking up the scriptures because there they find that nourishment that keeps them in a faithful relationship with Jesus and the Holy Spirit."
Following St Paul's admonishment in 55AD, ‘Let the women be silent in the churches’, the equality between women and men in the early church began to change.